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Press reacts to White House barring news outlets from briefing

Several prominent news organizations were blocked from a press briefing with Sean Spicer on Friday afternoon. Read entire article
24 Feb 2017 | 1:25 pm PST

Edelman Trust Barometer: No home-state advantage for tech in California

New findings from the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer paint a complicated relationship between Silicon Valley (the region) and Silicon Valley (the tech sector). Read entire article
24 Feb 2017 | 12:35 pm PST

Media literacy is the social issue of our time

An increasingly put-upon media has started to retaliate against President Trump's fake news accusations, led by The New York Times with its 'hard truth' campaign - it is in the best interests of everyone in PR to join this effort. Read entire article
24 Feb 2017 | 9:36 am PST

Your call: Is a Oscars political statement worth the risk?

Is making a political statement at the Oscars a smart bet for brands? Vote below or tweet at @PRWeekUS with your opinion. Read entire article
24 Feb 2017 | 8:06 am PST

Breakfast Briefing, 2.24.2017: What to do when your agencies are on both sides of a deal

That's the problem WPP had last weekend after Kraft Heinz began working with Finsbury on its takeover of Unilever, one of the holding company's biggest clients. Read entire article
24 Feb 2017 | 4:58 am PST

The New York Times tackles fake news with hard truth campaign

Global media organisation The New York Times has launched a campaign that tackles fake news and underlines the commitment required to produce quality, independent and honest journalism. Read entire article
24 Feb 2017 | 1:40 am PST

GLAAD creates chief communications and digital officer roles amid trans student reversal

Rich Ferraro, previously at Viacom, will take on the chief communications officer role; and Jim Halloran, previously at Twitter, will serve as chief digital officer. Read entire article
23 Feb 2017 | 1:19 pm PST

Tech sector leads corporate pushback against trans student reversal

Apple, Microsoft, and Salesforce were among the companies that expressed their displeasure with the White House's decision to roll back protections for transgender students on Wednesday night. Read entire article
23 Feb 2017 | 10:22 am PST

Edelman names Apple, Twitter veteran Natalie Kerris as global tech chair

Kerris is set to join the agency on March 6, reporting to Kym White. Read entire article
23 Feb 2017 | 8:19 am PST

Breakfast Briefing, 2.23.2017: Uber claims it's 'deeply hurting' over allegations

The ride-hailing platform is sending an empathetic message to users who are deleting its app and referencing allegations it ignored claims of sexual harassment within its workforce. Read entire article
23 Feb 2017 | 5:03 am PST

Vested rolls out program aimed at investing in startups

Vested Ventures is a program that invests in startups involved in finance and technology with both money and comms support. Read entire article
22 Feb 2017 | 2:16 pm PST

Fanbytes' Timothy Armoo: Debunking 3 Snapchat myths

Here are three misconceptions brands have about Snapchat. Why they're wrong. Read entire article
22 Feb 2017 | 8:35 am PST

Shazam's James Pearson departs for photo-sharing app Membit

Membit is an AR photo-sharing app that allows "pictures to be placed and viewed in the exact location they were captured." Read entire article
22 Feb 2017 | 7:09 am PST

What investors are asking Snap during its IPO roadshow

On the second day of its IPO roadshow, Snap's founders fended off pointed questions from skeptical investors. Read entire article
22 Feb 2017 | 5:20 am PST

Breakfast Briefing, 2.22.2017: Uber's crisis of culture

Uber is entering day four of a crisis set off by a former engineer claiming her complaints about sexual harassment were ignored by its human resources department. Read entire article
22 Feb 2017 | 5:01 am PST

Emma Watson's new fashion Instagram will feature only eco-friendly brands

Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta and Stella McCartney appear in the "Beauty and the Beast" star's posts. Read entire article
22 Feb 2017 | 12:49 am PST

Enterprise Ireland names Brand Definition North America AOR

The agency will promote Ireland as a good place to do business. Read entire article
21 Feb 2017 | 1:24 pm PST

Zippo sparks partnership with fire artist Steven Spazuk

The brand teamed up with artist Steven Spazuk to create a limited edition lighter and video content about his creative process. Read entire article
21 Feb 2017 | 12:39 pm PST

Inside Aflac's #Duckprints pediatric cancer campaign

The insurance company gave $2 to the Aflac Cancer Center for every tweet, post, share, and comment on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube that used the hashtag #Duckprints. Read entire article
21 Feb 2017 | 11:40 am PST

IBM chief communications officer Andy Whitehouse exits

Whitehouse joined the company last April as VP and chief communications officer. Read entire article
21 Feb 2017 | 10:05 am PST

Postcard from Thailand: Doing business in the dynamic 'land of smiles'

This nation of 68 million offers economic opportunity in what is, by most accounts, the world's most dynamic economic zone.
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13 Feb 2017 | 11:43 am PST

Ghana's PR evolution: From errand boy to professional practitioner

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20 Dec 2016 | 7:30 am PST

Postcard from Germany: stepping onto the global stage

The PR industry is changing fast to support the reach of German companies in emerging markets - and to stake Germany's claim as a bridge into post-Brexit Europe for international brands.
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17 Oct 2016 | 1:24 am PDT

Phoenix is a hot business climate for comms pros

The PR world in Phoenix comprises mostly small agencies and local client work. Some larger national agencies have offices there as well, including Allison+Partners and Havas PR.
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12 Jul 2016 | 12:30 pm PDT

In Wellington, New Zealand, success arises through partnering

"The economy is pretty strong, especially the creative, digital, and education sectors"
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12 Jul 2016 | 11:37 am PDT

For PR pros, Greensboro, North Carolina has 'the right amenities,' sans urban hassle

Monty Hagler, RLF Communications' CEO and founder, chose the North Carolina city as his agency base because of the quality of life.
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13 Jun 2016 | 10:44 am PDT

Doha and Qatar: what PR pros need to know about their rapidly growing economies

Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, senior director of brand and corporate responsibility, Ooredoo Group
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7 Jun 2016 | 11:22 am PDT

Zurich's internationally minded economy creates opportunity for PR industry

A look at the Swiss city's PR landscape with Wolfgang Weber-Thedy, managing partner, Weber-Thedy, which represents Ogilvy PR.
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6 May 2016 | 6:08 am PDT

Eric Mower + Associates' Sean Casey touts Albany's rich history, progressive thinking

Albany is part of a larger, bustling metro area that overlaps with four counties and three major cities, each with its own identity.
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3 May 2016 | 12:40 pm PDT

No time to siesta for Barcelona's PR professionals

Ben Miller, director of global comms at sports and entertainment firm Actyvos Group, discusses agency life in the seaside city.
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16 Mar 2016 | 12:37 pm PDT

An energized Cleveland preps for 2016 Republican convention, global spotlight

Brian Grace, director of communications at Progressive Insurance, runs down how the lakeside city is gearing up for big events like the 2016 Republican National Convention.
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18 Feb 2016 | 10:04 am PST

Spotlight: Guangzhou

Emily Situ, general manager of RF Thunder in Guangzhou and Hong Kong, discusses PR in the booming South China market building momentum as a tech hub
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27 Jan 2016 | 8:30 am PST

Santa Barbara's PR climate: highly desirable, low on entry-level opportunities

A sophisticated California lifestyle without LA's traffic or huge crowds has many young comms pros psyched to work in the beachside city, says Davies CEO.
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25 Jan 2016 | 9:13 am PST

In Brooklyn, PR agencies battle for talent under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

Your guide to the rapidly evolving PR scene in Brooklyn's "Tech Triangle."
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19 Jan 2016 | 12:18 pm PST

It can be hard to find - and keep - PR pros in LA, says Lagrant CEO Kim Hunter

The president and CEO of Lagrant Communications says that, sunshine aside, it can be difficult to find elite PR professionals in the City of Angels
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22 Dec 2015 | 11:59 am PST

Regional spotlight: Des Moines' niche markets, from PR to politics

Chris Diebel, MD at LPCA Public Strategies, details how the caucus process and urban investment make the city a hot destination for PR pros
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23 Nov 2015 | 8:37 am PST

Global spotlight: The marketing mindset of Manchester

Alison Last, corporate comms manager at Kellogg's, says in-house and agency opportunities abound for PR pros in the city's vibrant economy
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19 Nov 2015 | 10:48 am PST

Regional spotlight: Richmond's tight-knit PR community and intense talent wars

Jill Vaughan, comms director at Virginia Lottery, discusses how Richmond's helpful spirit benefits newcomers to the city's PR scene
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27 Oct 2015 | 12:21 pm PDT

Global spotlight: How social media drives Tokyo's PR business scene

Kyoko Fujii Takagi, corporate comms division supervisor at Dentsu PR, details how the evolution of social media has impacted the city's comms landscape
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27 Oct 2015 | 7:56 am PDT

Global spotlight: The new media landscape of New Delhi

Kapil Rampal, founder and CEO of Creative Crest, says hard work in a welcoming environment brings success in the city's comms space
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29 Sep 2015 | 12:32 pm PDT
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